Sweet Home

Wendy Erskine

Format: Hardback

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

Published: 27th Jun '19

£12.99

A collection of brilliantly written short stories by an exciting talent from Northern Ireland.

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SKU: 9781529017069

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Description

‘A gripping, wonderfully understated book that oozes humanity, emotion and humour.’ GuardianShortlisted for the Edge Hill Prize 2019Longlisted for the Gordon Burn Prize 2019Longlisted for the Sunday Times Audible Short Story Award 2019A Book of the Year in the Guardian, The White Review, Observer, New Statesman, TLS.Set in the author’s native Belfast, the ten stories in Sweet Home lay bare the heartbreak and quiet tragedies that run under the surface of everyday lives. A lonely woman is fascinated by her niqab-wearing neighbours; a middle-aged teacher becomes obsessed with a young Gaelic football player; and an employer covers for his two employees caught having sex in a public toilet.Wendy Erskine offers perfectly formed, brilliantly observed portraits of people trying to carve out a life for themselves, all the while being buffeted by the loss, grief and regret that come their way. Warm, compassionate and funny, Sweet Home captures life in contemporary East Belfast, in all of its forms.

Additional information

Weight 0.348 kg
Dimensions 27 × 142 × 223 mm
Page Count 224